Arkane Lyon announced it is delaying Deathloop out of 2020. The studio wrote in a message to its social media platforms:
“We’ve made the decision to move the launch date of Deathloop to Q2 2021. Our ambition for Deathloop is to deliver a signature Arkane game that takes you to never-before-seen places in a stylish new world. At the same time, the health and safety of everyone at Arkane Lyon remains our top priority. As we’ve adjusted to work-from-home, we found that delivering this new and exciting experience, at the polish and quality level that defines both an Arkane game and a true next-gen experience, is taking longer than normal. This extra time will allow our team to bring Deathloop’s world to life with as much character and fun as you’ve come to expect from our team. While we know this is the right decision for Deathloop, we share your disappointment, and apologize for making you wait even longer. Thank you for your support and excitement. Your positive feedback has helped fuel us as we continue to work from the confines of our homes. We can’t wait to share more details about Deathloop with you, so keep you eyes open for our next update, coming soon.”
Arkane Lyon’s upcoming release was originally slated as a PS5 launch title. It joins other major releases, like Cyberpunk 2077 and Halo: Infinite, to be delayed out of 2020. Arkane, like 343 Industries, cited work-from-home related difficulties behind the delay. Deathloop is the first original title Arkane has released since 2017’s Prey.